Sunday November 19 2:30 pm at Overture Hall-Overture Center The Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Demain with guitarist Sharon Isbin present “Troubadour: Two Faces of the classical guitar” Renowned for her extraordinary virtuosity and lyricism, Sharon Isbin’s versatility is on display in this program of contrasts: the jazz idioms of the American Brubeck alongside […]
The Mead Witter School of Music has announced new faculty that includes include one new assistant professor, four new adjunct professors and two instructors. These are the new appointments: Alicia Lee, assistant professor of clarinet Born into a musical family, Alicia Lee grew up in Michigan, where she began playing violin and piano at the […]
This Sunday Musica Antiqua continues its series on the Boston and Madison Early Music Festivals with 3 interviews and lots of music. First off we’ll hear Patrick Dunachie, the newest member of the King’s Singers, describing his role and what has kept that group going strong for 50 years. The King’s Singers sang at BEMF […]
The London Times calls the Boston Early Music Festival “the world’s leading festival of early music.” This year’s week-long festival showcased 2 operas, 18 concerts, an exhibition, symposia, master classes and some 65 fringe concerts! On last Sunday’s June 25 edition of Musica Antiqua Alan Muirhead, freshly returned from Boston, played musical selections by many of the […]
Sunday May 21 soprano Chelsie Propst, baroque violinists Nathan Giglierano and Laura Thompson, and cellist/gambist Eric Miller will visit Musica Antiqua to talk about their upcoming concert of French Baroque chamber music and play recorded samples of pieces by Monteclair and Clerembault. Listen to the interview at 10:00am, then go to the concert at 3:00pm!
On April 26, long-time Madison personality and WORT host John W. Barker was happily hosting a fundraiser for the Handel Aria Competition when, much to his surprise, the proceedings were interrupted by a trumpet fanfare, followed by a stentorian reading of a proclamation signed by Mayor Paul Soglin honoring John for his many years serving the […]